According to Variety, helmer John Landis has signed on to direct The Missionary Position for production shingle Thousand Words.

The comedy, penned by Glen Brackenridge and Curtis Brien, centers on a hardened criminal who disguises himself as a missionary to evade the police and recover his loot. But when he meets his Christian companion, the thief realizes prison never looked so good.

Thousand Words toppers Palmer West and Jonah Smith are producing and co-financing the film, skedded to go before cameras next summer.

The Missionary Position is a "very funny screenplay about an extremely relevant subject," Landis said.

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